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    Default Wrapping headers

    What do you guys think about wrapping headers? Just like to hear thoughts.....my floor boards are burning from those headers

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    Coating the headers would be better, but wrap does help some. My headers are wrapped on the Camaro but they still give off a good amount of heat. Heat shielding on the floors may be a better solution, like a reflective heat barrier on the underside and more insulation on the floors inside.
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    Stainless or mild steel? The wrap does hold moisture and retains heat in the tubing accelerating deterioration. Mild steel with start scaling within weeks. Might get a year out of the headers. Stainless is a better alternative to wrap, but the quality of stainless matters.

    I have a turbo car with everything wrapped, but I have 321 stainless for tubing.

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    Spend the money on JetHot and a good heat barrier. Like Craig said the wrap will ruin a mild steel header very quickly. I had the steel headers on my truck JetHot coated in '01 and they still look like new.
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    better off with a coating, i used Jet Hot, a friend of mine wrapped his headers and they were rusty looking within the first month, i'd only use wrap as a last resort. you may even want to look into DEI insulation for the floor itself before wrapping the headers.

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    Thanks guys...I definitely think insulation is the way to go.....so you suggest on both sides of the floor boards?

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    I wrapped my headers since i bought them used and they had some surface rust on the jet hot coating. After 10 years i just re-wrapped one this year and there was no rust other than the surface rust that was already there.
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    I would put a reflective barrier on the underside and insulation on the inside, to keep the insulation from getting wet and possibly causing rust issues.
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    Are those for under the car or under the carpet?

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    http://www.secondskinaudio.com/index.php/products

    they have very nice product and are affordable.

    I used a combination of the automotive vibration mat and the thermal insulation mat.
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    the adhesive back can go on any surface provided you clean it well, the thicker mat is for inside use.

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    second skin audio also make a sprayable heat barrier



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